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Richard Dashut

Richard Dashut
File:Richard & Mick In The studio.jpg
Richard Dashut and Mick Fleetwood in an unknown studio located in England.
Background information
Birth name Richard Charles Dashut
Also known as Richard "Dick Dash" Dashut
Born (1951-09-19) September 19, 1951 (age 64)
Genres Rock, pop, country
Occupation(s) Record producer, sound engineer, live sound mixing
Years active 1972–present
Associated acts Fleetwood Mac, Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie, John McVie, Bob Welch, George Harrison, Back To The Future, Altered Beast, Matthew Sweet, Walter Egan, Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Gary Busey

Richard Charles Dashut (born September 19, 1951) is a record producer who produced several Fleetwood Mac albums including Rumours, Tusk, Live, Mirage, Tango In The Night, and some of Time (but not credited) and later an album by Matthew Sweet, Altered Beast. Dashut also co-wrote several songs with Lindsey Buckingham, including Trouble,[1] Book Of Love,[2] and more during his time with Fleetwood Mac. Dashut was born in West Hollywood, California, and started his career sweeping floors in a recording studio where he later met Lindsey and Stevie. Keith Olsen hired Richard as a maintenance guy at Sound City and quickly became his second engineer on a few albums including Buckingham Nicks.[3]

Tango In The Night

Lindsey & Richard during the recording of "Tango In The Night" mid 80's. "Lindsey had his home studio set up in what was the garage. The studio had a door that opened up to a hallway leading to his bedroom. He quite often would walk in with a bathrobe & a cup of coffee to start the day, even before putting on his contact lenses. The rest of the band would arrive later in the day, staying in a massive RV, that served as a rolling lounge, parked in his Bel Air driveway. Stevie was not there much, coming in just to do her vocal parts & lend a bit of support. I don’t remember where we mixed that record, probably most of it there, except for the single releases, which by then I think Chris Lord Alge was doing." - Richard Dashut [4] [5]

Production discography

With Buckingham Nicks

Year Album US UK Additional information
1973 Buckingham Nicks 80 - Debut album featuring duo of Buckingham and partner Stevie Nicks. Both would later join Fleetwood Mac, after this album failed commercially and label Polydor dropped them as they were recording tracks for follow-up LP. Album finally made US#80 on brief 1982 re-release

With Fleetwood Mac


Year Album U. S. UK AUS CAN GER SWI AUT SWE FRA RIAA certification[6]
1977 Rumours 1 1 1 1 6 25 19 27 19× Platinum
1979 Tusk 4 1 2 2 3 4 8 6 2× Platinum
1982 Mirage 1 5 2 4 12 10 5 2× Platinum
1987 Tango in the Night 7 1 5 2 2 7 25 1 25 3× Platinum

Live albums and compilations

Year Album U. S. UK AUS CAN GER SWI AUT SWE FRA RIAA certifications
1980 Live 14 31 20 51 50 Gold
1988 Greatest Hits 14 3 3 18 15 8× Platinum
2002 The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac 12 6 16 18 Platinum

DVD and video releases

With Lindsey Buckingham

Year Album US UK SWE CAN
1981 Law and Order 32 - - -
1992 Out of the Cradle 128 51 28 70

With Mick Fleetwood

Year Album Chart Position Additional information
1981 The Visitor 43 Featured two Fleetwood Mac remakes – "Rattlesnake Shake" & "Walk A Thin Line"
1983 I'm Not Me Billed as "Mick Fleetwood's Zoo"

Soundtrack appearances

Year Song Soundtrack Additional information
1983 "Holiday Road", "Dancing Across the USA" National Lampoon's Vacation -
1985 "Time Bomb Town" Back to the Future -
"Trouble" Just One of the Guys




  1. ^ Richard C. Dashut. "Trouble". Retrieved September 3, 2014. 
  2. ^ Richard C. Dashut. "Book Of Love". Retrieved September 3, 2014. 
  3. ^ Lesley A. Thode. "The Penguin Biographies: Richard Dashut". Martin and Lisa Adelson. Retrieved 2010-03-11. 
  4. ^ Richard Dashut. "Making Of "Tango In The Night"". Stacy Be - Truth And Consequences Blog. Retrieved 2014-09.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  5. ^ Richard Dashut. "Richard on Favorite & Least Favorite album to work on". Stacy Be - Truth And Consequences Blog. Retrieved 2014-09.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  6. ^ "RIAA Gold and Platinum Search for albums by Fleetwood Mac". Retrieved 2012-02-29. 
  7. ^ "The White Album Tour". The Fleetwood Mac Legacy. Retrieved 7 October 2011. 

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